What If I Don’t Want a Divorce? ( Page 3 )

What If I Don’t Want a Divorce?

What happens if you don’t want a divorce? People in Toronto call our family law firm often and ask what happens if their spouse doesn’t want to get divorced. It doesn’t make sense to call a divorce law firm if you want to save your marriage. You should call a marriage counsellor or psychologist instead. ...
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Do Retainer Agreements Cause Anxiety For Clients?

I have noticed that there is a real paradox in the lawyer/client relationship. Clients are afraid of lawyers and lawyers and afraid of clients. Most people facing a serious legal issue like a divorce or an estate dispute know they should hire a lawyer. But they are nervous at how much it will cost. Even ...
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Healthy Marriages Are Only 30%

Relationship experts say healthy marriages only account for 30%. Is your’s one? As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be encouraged to know love can even prevent real-life heart problems. People in healthy marriages are at lower risk for heart or blood vessel problems, couples data from the 20-year U.S. Marital Instability Over the Life Course ...
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Sharing A Good Read: Legal Fees and Taxes

Sharing A Good Read: Legal Fees and Taxes

I read a great article in the Financial Post and wanted to share the most interesting parts. I considered writing my own article for the media but decided to expand on the article instead. Everything in brackets in this post is from the Financial Post article. “A wife’s decision to represent herself caused the husband to incur ...
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Turning a gender lens on corporate games

Could tournament rules be thwarting female lawyers’ efforts to get ahead? U.S. law professors Naomi Cahn, June Carbone and Nancy Levit recently put a gender lens on what goes on behind office doors. The corporate “tournament,” as they call it, “valorizes intense competition” or sharp-elbows syndrome. Angst is up as a result, productivity is down ...
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Understanding Common-Law Relationships in BC

The status granted to couples living together outside of a traditional marriage differs from one province to another. British Columbia couples living together share the share the same rights and privileges enjoyed by married couples provided they have cohabited for at least two years. The differences in the laws of the different provinces can be ...
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A Primer On Getting A Divorce In Ontario

The ups and downs of married life can put a strain on a relationship. Couples needing time away from each other to work out their differences might decide to live separate and apart. There are few legal formalities to a separation other than the agreement of the parties to not live together. Separation is not ...
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